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As Lindsey goes, so goes Newton

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GOALS IN REACH n Newton High's Bobby Lindsey is enjoying a fine senior season and it is within reach of meeting several of his goals. Photo by Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Oct. 8, 2001
At 6-foot-4, it's hard to ignore Newton High School's Bobby Lindsey.
Through five games, the 180-pound senior wide receiver had 18 receptions for 240 yards and six touchdowns.
Lindsey is a three-year starter for Newton, where he also plays safety. Of the two positions, he prefers wide receiver.
While many in the area knew about Lindsey's skills from his first two seasons with the Tigers, his number of believers increased dramatically this summer.
If Lindsey has his way, the Tigers will indeed go far this fall.
When asked his team's No. 1 goal, Lindsey replied, "a state championship."
The Tigers are off to a 4-2 start with losses only to unbeaten powers Newton County and Ackerman.
As far as an individual goal, Lindsey has set his aim high there, too.
The last Newton player to participate in the two-state summer battle was Jed Wright. Current Auburn Tiger Allen Tillman was selected, but chose not to participate.
Lindsey also plays on the Newton basketball team. The Tigers advanced to the 2001 Class 2A State Tournament where they lost 83-82 to Greenville O'Bannon on a layup that just beat the final horn. Lindsey scored 10 points in that contest.
He also plays first base for the Newton baseball team.
In between all his sports and his job at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Newton, Lindsey has already qualified on the ACT with a 17 and has a 2.5 GPA.
In what little spare time Lindsey has, he likes to play video games.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com or phone him at 693-1551, ext. 3234.

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